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How To Install A WordPress Plugin on a Mac.

Some people that are new to WordPress Development on a Mac Computer will download a zip file from wordpress.org or another 3rd party site such as Envato, and find that they can’t upload it via the WordPress dashboard.

This happens because of the download uncompressing when you download the file. You could use an FTP client to upload the plugin files manually but we will get into how to do that in another post.


  1. Right click the download link to the file and click “save link as, or download linked file as”.
  2. Upload the zipped file via the WordPress Admin Dashboard.

This is download the zip file without uncompressing which allows you to upload it via the wp-admin dashboard.


I Really hope this helps someone and save you some time.

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Updated: June 15, 2017 — 6:04 pm

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